USA-ISRAEL | Netanyahu win dashes prospect for a thaw with Obama

The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory and campaign tack to the right, saying there will

Briefs | IRAQ – UN cites alleged war crimes, genocide by Islamic State group

France’s government pressed a surveillance bill yesterday that would give French intelligence services legal backing to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing an imminent terror attack. The measure has

This Day in History | 1974 – Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne

The royal couple were returning to Buckingham Palace along Pall Mall when their chauffer-driven Rolls-Royce was forced to halt by another car which blocked their route. A man appeared from a

The Buzz | Police: 3 Burmese children stabbed in US were ages 1, 5, 12

Police say three Burmese children — ages 1, 5 and 12 — were stabbed to death and two other people hurt in an attack at a North Carolina home. Police

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CHINA The Cabinet agency that oversees China’s biggest banks, oil producers and other government companies has announced plans to have outside auditors examine their foreign assets in a new move

10 things you might not know about Monopoly

2. The original game Darrow sold to Parker Brothers contained items from his own home: A piece of oilcloth covered the board and the cards were handwritten. The houses and

Israel | Netanyahu’s Likud surges to stunning election win

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed yesterday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put

Bosnia-Herzegovina | 8 Srebrenica massacre suspects arrested

Prosecutors have made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of carrying out killings in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, The Associated Press has learned — a significant milestone toward healing the

Tunisia hostage crisis ends with 17 tourists dead

Attackers opened fire yesterday at a major museum in Tunisia’s capital, gunning down 17 tourists as dozens more sprinted to safety. At least 21 people in all were killed, including

This Day in History: 1982 Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

South Georgia is a dependency of the disputed Falklands Islands which Britain claimed in 1833. The British Antarctic survey team at Grytviken, on South Georgia, reported their arrival

Offbeat: Ikea nixes massive hide and seek games at Dutch stores

Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide and seek: Go play someplace else. The phenomenon has taken off online in

The Buzz | EU police group launches team to tackle migrant smugglers

The European Union police agency has launched a new team to crack down on organized crime gangs that smuggle tens of thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean from North Africa to

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CHINA A Malaysian robbery suspect was captured 22 minutes after he grabbed watches from a downtown Beijing luxury store while carrying a black toy gun, police said yesterday. Moi Kit

No ordinary job seeker: Prince Harry looking for work

Prince Harry is looking for work — but don’t expect him to be sending out invitations to connect on LinkedIn. No one is likely to keep the fourth in line for

Israel | Netanyahu’s future on the line in Israel parliament election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political survival was on the line yesterday in a hard-fought parliamentary election pitting his nationalist and security-first ideology against his challengers’ focus on the plight

Iran Nuclear | Deal Washington, Tehran resume nuke talks with GOP letter hanging over them 

Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats returned to talks yesterday, seeking to resolve differences blocking a deal that would curtail Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions on the country. Among the

This Day in History: 1992 South Africa votes for change

In a landslide victory for change, the government swept the polls in all four provinces, and all but one of 15 referendum regions. It won 68.6% of the vote in a

Offbeat | US woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn. Brittany Young, 24, told the Des Moines Register that she

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CHINA Two Chinese taxi-hailing apps that merged in February issued a set of standards yesterday to govern their ride-on-demand service, which has run afoul of state and local regulators over

Arrested millionaire says in HBO finale he ‘killed them all’

Robert Durst, a millionaire from one of America’s wealthiest families, was arrested just before the finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational murders in which he

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